Frequently Asked Questions
Each summer session holds 80 - 100 students.
Yes! The John Felice Rome Center is a campus of Loyola University Chicago. For visiting students, your transcripts will come from Loyola Chicago making it easier for you to transfer credits.
As a leader in international, cross-cultural learning, the John Felice Rome Center serves students seeking to become global citizens through an expansive curriculum that fully incorporates Rome, Italy, and Europe into the classroom.As part of Loyola University Chicago, the JFRC continues the Jesuit Catholic tradition of excellence in education and recognizes extraordinary lives by looking for evidence of the following characteristics:
- Commitment to excellence
- Faith in God and the religious experience
- Values-based leadership
- Service that promotes justice
To learn more about the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola click here
The local phone # is 06.355.881. If dialing from the U.S. dial - 011.39.06.355.881
We do not recommend sending large packages, technological or pharmaceutical products (e.g., computers, cameras, memory cards, toothpaste, deodorant, contact lens solution) shipped to you in Rome. You will be required to pay a hefty tax on them once they arrive in Italy and may even have to go claim them in person at the airport customs.
Students may not move into their rooms on campus until the specified group arrival date each semester. If students are traveling independently and arrive in Rome earlier than the official move-in date, they must themselves arrange their own accommodations elsewhere until they are allowed on campus. Please check out this recommended list of hotels and hostels within walking distance of the Rome Center.
A pre-departure orientation session is held on Loyola-Chicago's Lake Shore Campus during the semester prior to a student's planned attendance at the Rome campus. It is mandatory for ALL Loyola Students! Non-Loyola students are welcome to attend, but it is not mandatory.
Upon arrival in Rome for the semester, all students will participate in an orientation off campus. The excursion offers an opportunity for the community of students to prepare for the busy semester to come, while getting to know one another. For more information on the orientation, please view the schedule.
Students who study at the Rome Center for the summer program have a one-day orientation on the weekend prior to the start of classes.
All students must purchase and provide proof of International Health Insurance. Please see our health insurance requirements for Loyola Students and Visiting Students.
To learn more about what to pack for Rome, and questions about cell phones, money, prescription drugs, etc. see our Packing Guide.
Students must be enrolled in a U.S. university or college, completed 15 semester hours (students can be accepted with 15 credit hours but must complete 30 prior to their departure for Rome), hold a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and be in good academic and judicial standing.